The arts and crafts award Lauritz Konsthantverkspris 2019 goes to Hanna Hans-dotter

 


 
This autumn, in connection with the opening reception at Stockholm Craft Week, the Lauritz Konsthantverkspris was awarded at the impressive premises at the Stock-holm Auktionsverk in Stockholm. This is the third time the prize has been awarded and this year Swedish Hanna Hansdotter received the prize endowed with SEK 20,000 (approx. 1,800 EUR).

The jury's comments:”In Hanna Hansdotter's Fading Prints series, a punk baroque expression is mixed with glamour and a great deal of raw glass technique. She is playing with shapes and patterns that signal flair and tradition while flipping upside down on anything that can be called traditional. The jury is impressed by the irresistible energy that Hansdotter's work exudes and looks forward to a future where her glass reaches an even larger audience.

Hanna Hansdotter embodies a new era of Swedish glass art. It literally bubbles and boils in her craft, just as it bubbles and speaks a new generation of Swedish glass artists – we are looking forward to an exciting journey in the Swedish glass' 'revival’".

On the prize jury is Maj Sandell, CEO of Konsthantverkscentrum, Mats Widbom, CEO of Svensk Form, Mette Rode Sundstrøm, co-owner of Lauritz.com and CEO of Stockholm Auctions and Ulrika Ruding, Head of the Arts and Crafts De-partment at Stockholms Auktionsverk.

About Hanna Hansdotter
Hanna Hansdotter (b. 1984) is a Swedish artist and designer. She was trained as a glassblower as well as holding a master's degree from the art school Konstfack. She lives in Southeast Sweden, an area known for its glass art, and works from her studio in the former Boda mill as well as from her home in Gåsamåla. Hanna works with glass art, public installations and smaller productions. "I am very grate-ful to receive this award. Getting this scholarship and this attention motivates me to continue to ex-plore my artistry", says Hanna Hansdotter.

About Lauritz Konsthantverkspris
The Swedish Lauritz Konsthantverkspris promotes innovative and sustainable craftsmanship in the realm of ceramics, glass, silver and jewellery. The jury rewards pieces that feature a strong design vision, a personal design language and solid quality, pieces which are considered to have the potential to become one of the classics of the future. Lauritz.com's vision with the Konsthantverkspris is to pay tribute to a recipient whose spectacular artistic pieces may survive well in to the future and appeal to the consumers 25 years from now. The winner receives SEK 20,000 (approx. 1,800 EUR), exposure at the Stockholm Auktionsverk x Lauritz.com platforms and a physical exhibition during Stockholm Craft Week in Stockholm's impressive Fine Art premises at Nybrogatan 32 in Stockholm. Previous year’s Arts and Crafts award went to Anna Elzer Oscarson (2016) and Frida Fjellman (2018).